The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 12, 1951 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 12, 1951
Page 11
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If, BLMHEVILLB (AKX.) COUJKlgB Fredric March Gets Role o 'Salesman' v By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD, Sept. U. <AP) — After years of trying, Fredric March •nd Willy Loman finally got to- f»ther on a movie ttage. Of court*, you know March, the two-time Academy Award winner •nd perennial movie topllner. What —you don't know Willy? Why, he's Jkt traveler, laden with samples f%id filled with futility, of Arthur Miller's prlM play, "Death of a Salesman." Fred and Willy go back a long way together. It has been touch and co the role—Le« Cobb, Tommy Mitchell, Gene Lockhart and Albert Dekker—had some illness or accident tfiat forced them out of the show," he said. "The fact Is that tragedy U too hard on an actor. It'« easy ro play a comedy for an extended run, because It's natural to enjoy laughter. But a steady diet of tragedy !B too much to take. "That must have been one of the reasons why Jack Barrymore quit 'Hamlet' after 101 performances on Broadway and why Loius Calhern closed 'King Lear' last season. »ith them since the play's Incep- Tragedy tears an actor's guts out. 1 ' tlon, but more RO than touch.' Letl Even March hasn't escaped from March tell about It: "I first heard about the play when I w»s in ^England finishing up 'Christopher Columbus.' They sent H to me to read and wanted a decision In a hurry. I was exhausted, having worked lor 14 weeks on the picture, with three or four weeks to go, I read the play between scenes of the picture, which Is-the-worst way to read anything, particularly a play with as many transitions HS 'Salesman.' "Well, I couldn't' make much yut of it and quit after reading the first act. Actually, they wanted my wife (Florence EldridgeV for the play and would take me,' too. But I turned it down and so she decided to. also. They all thought I was crazy, and rightfully so. •' A Change of Heart "Later. I had.'* change of heart and said I would do the play. But they had signed I-ee Cobb the day before." ' When. March observed the play's tremendous success and figuratively Kicked himself up and down Broad- for his hasty decision. After there were discussions of his leading up the Chicago or London company, but nothing came of them.] A deal was set for him to appear in] the film version, but that fell through. March was also supposed to enact the salesman for the record album. "I agreed to do it if I cm have a few days of rehearsal w the director, EUa Kazan," he explained. "But Kazan wasn't available and T didn't want to merely read the lines'Of a character T hadn't been able to study. So Thomas Mitchell did the alb\im." Hope Abandoned March had just about abandoned hope of meeting up with his would- be friend, Willy. Then a couple cf months ago; hi* agent wired him: "Have firm offer from Stanley Kramer for "Salesman' on screen." March nabbed the offer and is now playing the movie version. But he does not have too many regret* about not playing Willy before the footlights. "Nearly all the others who played the "Salesman" jinx. He is limping from a torn knee ligament, suffered on the first day of the picture. BARNETTE Continued from page 8 farmers and local authorities, Inspector Barnette's office ships about 60 "jumpers" back ta Mexico each month although 109 were sent back in July. About five per cent of the Mexicans shipped home from Mississippi County are "wetbacks." those who have made illegal entry into the U.S., usually at a shallow point of the Rio Grande River border. "We also help the Mexicans as much as possible," Inspector Barnett explains, "in that we try'to help- them adjust to the different conditions their own culties. "In other words, we operate a counseling service in addition to policing the alien populace. More Officers Due or those out of our Jurisdicti referred to the Mexican consul In Memphis." al _ Currently, Inspector Barnette is uM the only active Border Patrol offi- lth cer here, but more men are due between Sept, 15 and Oct. 1. The Border Patrol operates un der the Immigration Service of the Department of Justice. Inspector Barnette moved U Blytheville May 1 of this year al though he has worked here inter mittently during the past live years. He was born May ft, 1916, at Cou shatta, La. in this country and and wit-h lingual diffi- , Th<> distance that radio waves travel under water depends upon their frequency. Long wave lengths How fequency signals), go father in salt water than do short wave (high frequency signals.) PAGE ELEVEN '.VORRIED MIND—A man w«h Pler.ty of troubles Is Iranian '.Mme Minister Mohammed Z.Tossadegh, seen resting in his hospital bed at Tehran. Moasa- Jegh bucks opposition, from ;nany quarters as hb oil natlon- -lization plan breeds new.crises for Iran. fewer Apples Humor, Honesty, Headaches Of a Cow, Fishbowl, Whisky inipplni it M*h other during the picture WM th« Jlerc- «tt tine* Katiuyn Or.ysen and Mulo L»rua last faced the cameras HIGHLAND CENTER, WU., Sept. 13. (/P)—You'd think that you would never «e« a cow a- rooBting In.a tree. But It happened here. Willard Sippy went looking lor his Ayshtre cow which had spent the night in a pasture abutting a 100-foot cliff. After a search he found she had slipped off the cliff and had fallen into trees about ten feet below. Jhe stayed there suspended-until Sippy culled a man who h,»d an automobile wrecker. They lowered a hastily-devised harness over the edge, put bossy into It and had her pulled back co pasture with the wrecker's windlass. VICTORIA, B. C. (AP)—British Columbia's apple crop this year is estimated at 6,105.930 boxes, a drop of 23 per cent from last year's harvest. Adverse weather conditions were chiefly responsible for the decline. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Tennessee, Kentucky Moonshine Hot Kick LOUISVILLE. Ky.. Sept. 12. (Pi —A lot of moonshine whisky in eastern Kentucky and Tennessee is packing more headaches to the gallon these days. Fred C. Farrell, district superintendent of the U, S. alcohol tax unit for the two states, said recent samples of "Mountain Dew", seized in raids in eastern counties, contain isopropyl alcohol—rubbing alcohol to you. Isopropyl is a synthetic alcohol made from petroleum products and is unfit to drink. But Farrell said ingenious moonshin- ers have been using the stuff In their produce because It U cheap. Analysis of samples taken from three large seizures, made in Tennessee during August, showed that over 20 per cent of the alcohol In ihe moonshine was Isopropyl. Farrell said no deaths or casei of illness directly traceable to this diluted moonshine have been reported in either state, but It has been known to cause indigestion •nd bllndneM In »om« MM*. Bank Official* Gain In Parking Mater Fund LYNN, M.M., Sept. 11. (/TV- Essex Trust Company officials Placed |io in coin In a glass bowl and put it in the bank lobby with this sign: "Stuck for change? Make your own from this fUh bowl." They reported today, >t the end of a two-week experiment, that their faith in people's honesty has been proved, The fish bowl now contains UO.OS, Governor Warns Employes Of Using State Automobiles Ann Dvorak U vetoing the rumor that ihe'll re-wed Director Lwlle Fin ton, whose divorce came through i few dayi befor* hw own. "Just a coincidence," she insists. fUe* ttpt.: TMl nanaldnon, the former mopped star, has tum- f< U and I* in a whirl over U.S.C. lorely Bve Fleltman. There ..was a delay In shooting "Phone Call From a Stringer," th« Shellty Winters-0«ry Merrill picture at Fox while 8h«llt; yakk«4 on the telephone with Farley Granger. "K this keeps up," or» oJ the crew growled, "This pletur* will b« released as 'Phone Call From e, Granger.' 1 Hollywood Continued ftom page a scribing a long rest and a possible bow out from her Beulah show. Marie Wilson and Bob Fallon In slst Ihey are not secretly married, but ll'» Bob who l> shopping for Ihf drapes »nd ruji (or Marie's new home. Francis X. Bushman ha* with drawn his autobiography, "Grandma's Pin-Up Boy." from Interested publishers and will moth-ball the manuscript. He claims that despite his frank revelations on his marriage and romance with Beverly Bayne, the publishers insisted on aclcied material of a spicy nature. Despite his newspaper headline career, Bob Walker left a fat estate to his two sons. The small fortune Includes a big MGM retirement fund itisurance policy. GROWLING ROMANCE? There's a laugh In trie romance items about Steve Cochran and Marl Aldon. his leading lady in "The TanVs Are Coming." Their LITTLE ROCK. Sept. II. W)— Governor McMath yesterday warned state employes that private of state-owned automobiles will not be tolerated. In a brief but strongly-worded order to department heads, the governor saici: ''There have been a number of instances reported to me recently where state.- owned automobiles have been used by state employes for other than state business. It is imperative that stopped at once. this practice be "Department heads are responsible to .see that the automobiles belonging to their departments are used only in connection with state business. "Further violation of thta policy must not be permitted." In compliance with the order. State Highway Director J. C. Baker issued an order to employes of his department. He indicated that dLsciplinary action, including possible dismissal, might result from violations of the order. 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